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Barbecued spiced chicken with corn, avocado and lime

A sure-fire summer hit.

By Emma Knowles
  • Serves 4 - 6
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Barbecued spiced chicken with corn, avocado and lime
Throw some chopped fresh chilli into the dressing for a little more spice.


  • 6 chicken Marylands, skin slashed
  • 50 ml olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp each sweet paprika, smoked paprika and ground cumin
  • 4 corn cobs
  • 2 avocados, coarsely chopped
  • 1 spring onion, thinly sliced
Tomatillo dressing
  • 150 gm drained canned tomatillos (see note)
  • ½ cup (firmly packed) coriander
  • 1 garlic clove, coarsely chopped
  • 80 ml (1/3 cup) olive oil
  • 50 ml lime juice, or to taste


  • 1
    Heat a char-grill or barbecue to medium-high. Combine chicken in a bowl with oil, lime juice, garlic and spices, season to taste and massage marinade into chicken. Grill, turning often, until browned and cooked through (10-15 minutes).
  • 2
    Drizzle corn with a little olive oil and grill, turning occasionally, until slightly charred and tender (6-8 minutes). Cut kernels from corn, keeping in clusters, then transfer to a bowl. Just before serving, add avocado and spring onion.
  • 3
    For tomatillo dressing, process tomatillos, coriander and garlic in a small food processor until smooth, add olive oil and lime juice, season to taste and process to combine.
  • 4
    Drizzle tomatillo dressing over corn mixture to taste and toss to combine. Serve with spiced chicken and extra dressing to taste.